Port workers treated after
gas leak at PCS Nitrogen
Several workers on duty at the Point Lisas port on Emancipation Day complained of feeling unwell, following an ammonia gas leak at a nearby company.
PCS Nitrogen Trinidad Ltd's facility at Pt Lisas reported that several port workers were treated and discharged.
The ammonia release was due to a valve malfunction at the company's urea plant.
The incident occurred at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday. There were no serious injuries reported.
PCS Nitrogen stated that the urea plant was immediately shut down for precautionary reasons.
"Repairs to the malfunctioning valve continue. The plant is expected to be operational again in the next few days," a release stated.
PCS Nitrogen is located at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and is a subsidiary of PotashCorp, the world's largest fertiliser enterprise producing the three primary nutrients.
PCS Nitrogen Trinidad operates four ammonia plants and one urea plant at its Point Lisas site.